Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources and the library's collections of local history and genealogy materials.
Genealogy & Historical Resources
The Library maintains a list of Indianola newspapers on microfilm that can be used in the library. Digital Warren County newspaper archives from 1857 - 1983 are available online through the Warren County Historical Society.
Indianola Public Library Records
Digital records of the early years of the Indianola Public Library are available through the University of Iowa's Carnegie Libraries in Iowa project. Records include early library board meeting minutes, collection records, and list of card holders. Specifications for the original Carnegie library are also online.
The Indianola Public Library has a historic collection of Indianola High School Pow Wow and Simpson College Zenith yearbooks. These are a great resource for research or for a trip down memory lane, and are available to browse in the library.
Unfortunately, we are missing yearbooks from a few years. We are looking for donations for these missing yearbooks. If you would like to donate your copy of the Pow Wow or Zenith from the list of missing below, please bring it to the library. Thanks for your help in making our genealogy collection great!